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Polish Schools Reportedly Plan to Distribute Potassium Iodide Pills as Kiev Continues to Shell ZNPP

© Sputnik / Konstantin MikhalchevskyFragment of the stele at the entrance to the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP in Energodar.
Fragment of the stele at the entrance to the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP in Energodar. - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.09.2022
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Schools in Poland are preparing to distribute potassium iodide tablets in case of a potential radiation exposure, Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on Friday, citing education authorities.
Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland from the accumulation of radioisotopes of iodine during radiation damage.
Local authorities oblige school administrations to distribute tablets in case of a possible threat, the report said, adding that in some cases, school principals are told that they will have six hours to distribute potassium iodide following the emergency alert.
Meanwhile, the capital city hall confirmed the fact of tablet distribution preparations, according to the newspaper.
According to Warsaw City Hall spokesman Jakub Leduchowski, the distribution of the pills will start after the adoption of the decision by Mazovian governor.
Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.09.2022
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Kremlin: Russia Not Pulling Troops Out of ZNPP, Kiev Must Be Forced to Stop Shelling Nuclear Plant
Foreign ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the UK and senior officials from allied countries on Thursday expressed concerns over safety and security threats emerging at nuclear facilities located in combat zones, at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) in particular.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "confirmed the intention of the Russian side to continue close cooperation with the IAEA in order to force the Kiev regime to immediately stop shelling the said station and the territories adjacent to it, including the city of Energodar, where ZNPP employees and their families live." Lavrov noted that Ukraine was using weapons supplied by the West to target civilian infrastructure, including the ZNPP, and exposing Europe to the danger of a nuclear disaster.
Located on the left bank of the Dneper River, the ZNPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and output.
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